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At CRA, you’ll be exposed to leading minds who use economic, financial, and business analysis to solve complex problems. Through a collegial environment, formal and informal training opportunities, and a broad array of professional development resources, the CRA experience opens doors. Hear from current employees about the work experience—from why they chose CRA, including the training and mentorship opportunities, to how CRA has grown their careers.

A guide to CRA’s London office

Welcome to London! 

Currently, about 140 people sit in CRA’s London office. Among the consulting practices represented in London are Antitrust & Competition Economics, Energy, Financial Economics, Forensic Services, Life Sciences, Marakon, and Risk, Investigations & Analytics. The office is full of friendly people who are happy to help with anything you may need.  Read more >

Congratulations, you’re hired! Now what?

What to do between the offer and the first day

I accepted my Charles River Associates offer on Thanksgiving Day. As soon as I hit “Send,” I raced down the stairs and into the kitchen. After heaping stuffing onto my plate, my family and I watched my hometown Washington Football Team get steamrolled by the Dallas Cowboys.

Eight months remained before the start of Research & Analysis Core (RAC) Training (introductory training for all CRA Analysts) in August. Besides watch Thanksgiving football, what could I do in the interim? Read more >

Ten weeks in London

My name is Lucy Thompson, and I interned in the Life Sciences Practice in CRA’s London office for ten weeks. I just completed my second year at the University of Cambridge studying Biological Natural Sciences. In October I will be starting my final year, specialising in Pharmacology. I live south of London in Kent (about an hour commute), and outside of work I am a keen runner, netball player and horse rider, and enjoy travelling and spending time in the countryside. Read more >

Life as an intern in Cambridge, UK – part 2

Learning and Professional Development
As a student, many of my friends are currently interns in a variety of professions and companies. What makes CRA quite special for us as interns is that we’ve been placed on project teams as though we were full-time employees; therefore we’re given a part of the overall project to complete. This is often not the case for interns at other companies because, stereotypically, interns are constantly having to ask for work to do or “photocopying”. I believe the intern experience here is quite unique and educational.  Read more >

Life as an intern in Cambridge, UK – part 1

Introduction
Hi, I’m Nick Reid, and I’m an intern in the Life Sciences Practice at CRA in the Cambridge, UK office. I’m from a small village called Dromara in Northern Ireland, and I currently study Biomedical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh (I’m good at choosing places with bad weather). Outside of uni and work, I’m keen on running and swimming to keep fit. Read more >

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